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Sathyabhamasat propels ahead Chennai airport to become solar-powered Overflowing garbage The underground don zips through When Chennai became Venice Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station Metro mania The worst is yet to come Ennore Port excels K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Two friends trigger a change City Corner International conference on saving energy, environment Perplexing communications Force Motors’ two new SUVs The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era Planning the right energy North Chennai booms Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market Coimbatore backs up for Chennai Arnold visits Chennai Presto! Bravo! Medical miracle! Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Indian media-operators of democracy I know nothing else but cinema... Metro chugs the green way Chennai, the noisiest city Google street view’s India competitor Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park Green energy, not really green? Bewailing monsoons the new fad Star studded city An industry institution link… Nilam threatens the city Yes, you are safe! Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai A feast for book worms CMRL takes off till airport A budget that butted into deficit 60 years of cultural and economic ties Metro chugs through the city Know the start-ups in the city Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place When the crowd will miss the roar Online approval of layout plans TTV stumps all A skinny affair Boozing and driving Prithika Yashini takes charge... City Corner Is Chennai now the accident capital? Chennai Silks in flames Tamil Nadu Premier League launched He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... How to roast 45 human beings alive Meters return to the metro Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha A praiseworthy peer recognition Building highs and lows When Marina became the Tahrir Square Technologists to rescue Education a cause of concern Yamaha in the news The auto gets a remake Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments Outlays and outcome – the long gap Must visit of 2014 Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Tambaram tracks…. Chennai Metro looking for revival India’s first online-only bicycle brand Missing, but not missing the top spot Water wars begin Keep in touch, anytime anywhere Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Water woes Paranjoy on crony capitalism Self-sufficiency in dredging... Working space for women by woman Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Technology handshakes with sanitation Indian of the Year SGRI – a global research centre for building materials Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public Chennai teachers rank low The sweet tooth of the city Cricket comes calling to Chennai A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas From trash land to tourist spot The sweet killer Engineering colleges lose lustre Kollywood’s Mahabharatha The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends Realty bytes Chennai gets its Imax Need for an integrated approach to medicine Hey Chitti! please take my order It’s so cool! This dabba has a cure for all your ailments 377 yet young Reality Check The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Car-free Bessy Book your water tanker State VAT leads to inflation: a study Aviation sector to grow three times... Talk your way and land in a job City Corner-June India’s first 3D Museum Read before you buy... Murugappas-focus on consolidation It is not only your noodle... City Corner - Chennai Black outs will be knocked out Thrills for the holiday season A new technique to treat dry sewage
 
60 years of cultural and economic ties
This year marks 60 years of Indo-German ties. To commemorate this, Urban Mela, a travelling festival, which portrays culture, art, architecture and technology of the two countries was held. The nights at the YMCA College of Physical Education were lit by the artistically designed 14 pavilions by renowned German artist Markus Heinsdorff and housed various German companies. The companies displayed the best of their products and enlightened the crowd on the ways to tackle the problems arising from a growing urban population. Percussion wizard, Sivamani along with his German counterpart Christoph Haberer set the tune to the 10 day long event. Apart from these, the mela had rock concerts, the urban campus, Piano recital, electronic band, choir, theatre and dance events. The mela travels to New Delhi and Pune apart from Mumbai and Bangalore and the 60-year celebration ends at Delhi at the Asia Pacific conference.

Dreamliners majestic debut

Excitement and thrill engulfed the Chennai airport. It was for the landing of a flight, Air India’s Dreamliner. With 118 passengers, Captain A S Soman steered the maiden voyage of the Dreamliner from Delhi to Chennai. Water cannons saluted the flight and traditional poojas were performed. The aircraft offers 256 seats.High-end technologies were employed in the development of the flight; it  produces 20 per cent less emission Dreamliners majestic debut than other similar sized planes and boasts of lower maintenance costs. The futuristic design of the plane enables maximum aerodynamic efficiency with state-of-the-art in- light entertainment system. Air India joins All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines as the airlines that operate the Dreamliner. Expected to be the lifesaver of Air India, the Dreamliner’s debut not only created hype at the airport but also in the whole industry.

Re-use sandhais

So you don’t know what to do with things that are still usable but doesn’t fit in to your house? Reuse sandhai comes as a solution to this.

Started as the brain child of a Bangalore based forum, the Facebook page of re-use sandhai is specific to Chennai where you can post details on items ranging from baby products to furniture that can be re- sed by someone else. The group has strict guidelines that restricts advertisements and closely monitors the posts made. The page also serves as a discussion platform for like-minded people on eco-friendly practices.

City men are emotionally weak

The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data for 2011 is not very surprising. It re-establishes last year’s finding that more of Chennai men commit suicide compared to the metro’s women. For every one woman who takes her life, 3 men commit suicide (a ratio of 1:2.8 for women to men) while the state’s ratio s 1:1.8. Family problems and illness are said to be the major reasons for this. Chennai leads all the metros in this ratio. Changing family styles and work pressure have contributed to the increase. Counselling and better social interactions are required to help men overcome this life or death changing thought.

Corporate Olympiad 2012

At the Inno GeoCity Corporate Sports Olympiad 14 sports events were staged by corporates. TCS, L&T, HCL, Wipro, HP, Verizon, Mahindra, Renault Nissan, Ford, Amazon and Barclays, among others, took part. The event, now in its sixth year has grown in participation and popularity. Cognizant which had won the overall championship in all five previous editions did not take part. So this time Larsen & Toubro won the prestigious rolling trophy, with 14 Gold, 8 Silver medals, and 13 Bronze followed by HP and HCL.  

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